While raw fish is often portrayed in movies as something only shipwrecked survivors look to for a sustenance, almost every American knows that it is, when properly prepared, a delicacy that is hard to find an equal to. Fresh and cold, raw fish provides a powerful source of protein and plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are major contributors to overall health and well-being.
Though raw fish is most well-known when found in sushi rolls, the Hawaiian Poke is a newer concept that has taken off very quickly in the continental United States, thanks to the generous portion of fresh fish and the accompanying flavors, such as sesame seeds, fresh vegetables and creamy sauces.
If you're new to the idea of Poke bowls, or are looking for a new spot to enjoy one, here are 15 mighty independent restaurants that you will have no choice but to fall in love with.
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131 N. Clinton St., Chicago, IL 60661
You'll be saying "aloha" once you taste the delicious selections of fresh fish at this restaurant.
1467 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Asian fusion and Poke are the specialties at this local joint.
79 E. Madison St., Chicago, IL 60602
Pokéworks is a popular restaurant with brightly colored entrees every day.
4600 N. Magnolia Ave., Chicago, IL 60640
You'll find that Pokiology has the creation of Poke down to a science.
843 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
Another excellent location for this restaurant that has mastered the Poke bowl.
4301 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60618
You'll love the fusion of the concept of sushi and the ingredients of a Poke bowl . . . also the size of a Mexican burrito.
118 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
Poke Poké is a popular spot if you're in the mood for something nice and fresh.
555 S. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60605
If you're going out with someone who prefers sushi, Poke & Roll can satisfy a variety of preferences.
845 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Fusion Poke also offers a nice selection of coffee, tea and shaved ice.
1550 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago, IL 60642
Poke Bowl Co.'s beautiful colors and wonderful textures are not to be missed.
203 N. LaSalle Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
You'll fall in love with the lovely fresh ingredients always included in each bowl.
1303 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Though primarily a Japanese restaurant, you'll find plenty of Poke here.
926 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614
Definitely not the normal combination that you would think of, but nonetheless you'll enjoy the price and quality at this restaurant.
174 N. Franklin St., Chicago, IL 60606
65 Poke is a smaller establishment, but you won't be disappointed by what they're dishing up.
1422 W. Taylor St., Chicago, IL 60607
Sushi and poke are perfectly paired at this restaurant.